- Canberra, ACT
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- Member, Supporter
- My garage
- 1974 144DL, 2007 C30T5
We did have a failure of Rob Probin's 245. But Tim from Ike's got it sorted out, I had the parts needed in the shed, and my 245 gave up it's crank angle sensor for it as well. Caught up with Rob yesterday, he got home without issue and is a very happy man. There were a number of items that needed replacement, but this week's work should ensure his car will continue for quite a while yet.
Locked in and taking 2x 4.5 hr trips from Canberra to Sawtell. Sharing accommodation with one of the other Volvo guys. Just hoping the poor old Jaffa will make it up and back without intervention, she's starting to tell me it is time to start spending some proper money on her, more than I've already spent.
Best part was when Paul was thanking James (and helpers) for organising everything. He started to walk towards the esky, and we all thought that he had a gift for James, only to get a drink for himself.
It's a shame that Nina didn't get a photo of that
Hahaha, I was thirsty :P
First of all, welcome to Canberra to all the OzVolvo attendees this weekend.
Many of you have asked where the car washes are. The nearest to Alivio and the city, that is self serve without the traffic dramas, is Classic Car Wash in Lathlain St Belconnen, opposite Westfield Belconnen Mall.
From Alivio follow these directions:
• Once you’ve driven down the driveway (Kunzea St), turn right at the T junction onto Dryandra St
• At the roundabout, turn right onto Fairfax St
• At the traffic lights at the top of the hill, turn right onto Belconnen Way
• Follow Belconnen Way until you see Bunnings, turn right onto Lathlain St
• Follow Lathlain St past the Shell service station and Westfield, and the car wash will be on your, just before the T-junction.
Click on this link (https://goo.gl/YBJPq2) to open these directions in Google Maps or see the map attached.
16 December at 10:00–14:00
Lot 1 Braidwood Road, Nerriga, New South Wales 2622
Cruise from Canberra to Nerriga Hotel.
The route features several twisty roads, so should be a good challenge. Be aware there is limited or no phone signal between Tarago and Nerriga, and then none between Nerriga and the Princes Hwy.
Cruise concludes at Nerriga, but optional return to Canberra via Princes Hwy to Batemans Bay then Kings Hwy to Queanbeyan.
Canberra Boosters will also be invited to the event as well.
Road is fully sealed, but there's no fuel at Nerriga, or anywhere between Tarago and Princes Hwy. Cruise map: https://www.dropbox.com/s/n7bb21syoh9nkxs/cruise.jpeg?dl=0
Web site: http://www.nerrigahotel.com/ - be aware someone has hacked the site, and do not click on Write My Paper / Do My Homework links.
Meet at 10 am at KFC in QBN. Use this link to follow the route in Google Maps https://goo.gl/maps/Chxetg48fA22
Those who choose to participate do so at their own volition and the Canberra Swedish Vehicle Enthusiasts group is not responsible for participants safety or their property. See disclaimer below.
* Disclaimer: *
1. This cruise has been organised as a social event for individuals with a common interest in Euro built and designed vehicles. This event is in no way aimed at promoting illegal activities on public roads. Those interested in exploring the limits of their vehicles should do so on an appropriately organised race/track day.
2. Non compliance with road rules may result in exclusion from future events organised via Boosters or Swedish Vehicle Enthusiasts and if the activities are deemed dangerous through reasonable debate by the general consensus police involvement may arise.
3. The organisers of this event, Boosters and Canberra Swedish Vehicle Enthusiasts accept no liability for any loss or damage arising from this social event.
Just did a run of the cruise route. 35 minutes, give or take.
Lots of winding road through the hills between Cotter along Brindabella Rd to Uriarra Village. Then a nice big straight to Uriarra Crossing and then more winding and hilly road from Uriarra Crossing to Wright.
A good chance to work the clutch and gear lever and a bit of an opportunity to give the cars a squirt on the straighter bits.
Speed limit is 100 km/h but some bends at the Uriarra end are poorly signposted and it is easy to come unstuck if you're not careful.
Not a lot of places to line up the cars to get pix except a small spot at Uriarra Crossing but I think a stop at Mt Stromlo Observatory for some car pix with the buildings in the background could be possible and will add 15 minutes and provide more winding roads.
Pic of the wagon at Mt Stromlo so you get the idea.